Japanese Popular Culture fans have more reasons to look forward to the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) 2012 as Reed Exhibitions announces three new pop culture personalities joining this year’s highly-anticipated line-up. Here’s a sneak peek on who will be in Singapore at this year’s STGCC to meet fans in Asia.
Japanese cosplayer Touya Hibiki
Touya Hibiki is a famous cosplayer in Japan, well-known for her extremely charming portrayal of male anime and manga characters. Her flawless cosplay of familiar male characters such as Ichinose Tokiya (Uta no Prince Sama), Vocaloid character Kaito, Shiraishi Kuranosuke (Prince of Tennis), Kamui and Okita (Gintama) as well as Alto Saotome (Macross Frontier) has captured the hearts of thousands of fans worldwide. Touya also regularly participates as a staff Cosplayer for Miku Party (Mikupa), Comiket and many other game events in Japan. She will be making her first appearance in Singapore at STGCC.
Japanese cosplayer Kousaka Yun
Another famous Japanese cosplayer coming to Singapore for the first time is Kousaka Yun. She is best known for her depiction of sweet, innocent characters from popular anime and manga such as Kobato Hasegawa (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai), Kagura (Gintama), Madoka Kaname (Madoka Magica) and Yamada (Working!). Yun and Touya have also worked together to bring alive dreamy couples from popular anime series such as Gintama and Uta no Prince-sama.
MONOMIND is a popular Japanese electronic music label. Made up of DJ haLRu and guest artists, MONOMIND takes pride in spreading its fusion of Otaku and Club culture to all parts of the world. Known as the mastermind behind Japan’s much-raved about Touhou club event “Onban Yakoh” (Monster Party),DJ haLRu is famed for being the Mastering Engineer for popular Doujin releases such as Anime House Project Series and Enigmatic Lia 4.
DJ battle at STGCC: DJ haLRu, MONOMIND vs DJ Zanio, ZANEEDS
Japanese pop culture fans can also look forward to an electrifying DJ battle as DJ Zanio from ZANEEDS battles MONOMIND’s DJ haLRu at this year’s STGCC. This will turn out to be an ultimate Touhou vs Vocaloid showdown that fans will not want to miss.
STGCC 2012 takes place 1-2 September 2012 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. For more information, go to www.singaporetgcc.com.